Home Tour: A California Eclectic Home in Silicon Valley
Looking for “something different and bohemian,” a California fashion stylist turned to Orange County-based design firm Owens + Davis to transform her home in affluent Silicon Valley town Menlo Park. “We wanted it to be something that we had never seen before,” say designers Becki Owens and Nicole Davis. “We envisioned it being eclectic, layered with vintage finds, chic, and of course, fashion-inspired.”
Before the designers could integrate those statement-making pieces that all fashionable homes have, they had a few renovations to tackle. “In the kitchen, we refinished and changed the backsplash, lighting, and countertops,” they say. “The backsplash and countertops are statuary white marble, and the island is butcher block.”
With three young boys in their client’s household, Owens and Davis sought to create a space that was “unique and high-end, yet livable and comfortable.” To that end, they integrated pieces that were both durable and stylish. A beautifully curated collection of pillows from Alice Lane Home, Kelly Wearstler, Lisa Kline, Jayson Home, and Peter Dunham provided interesting pattern, while also making the space cozy.
The designers added a bit of luxury to the otherwise California-eclectic space in the form of light fixtures from Arteriors and Worlds Away—which hang high, away from the danger of young boys.
As for the overall color scheme, the designers chose neutrals and grays for layering, alongside “impactful pops of pink, black, and gold.” Walls were painted in Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray, and cabinets were painted white. Abstract artwork, including a living room painting by local ‘70s artist Kathleen Gemberling Adkinson, added color and intrigue.
The designers' favorite find was a walnut midcentury-inspired buffet from Custom Furniture and Cabinets, the Catherine Buffet.